SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop services. The company currently provides these services to innovators and universities across the world interested in high-speed transportation technology and solutions. The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, is approximately one mile in length with a six foot outer diameter.
The Official SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
In order to accelerate the development of functional prototypes and encourage student innovation, SpaceX announced the Hyperloop Pod Competition in 2015, which challenges university teams to design and build the best transport Pod. The first two competitions were held in January and August 2017 and were the first of their kind anywhere in the world.
Based on these successes, SpaceX has moved forward with the third installment: 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition will focus on a single criterion--maxium speed. Additionally, all Pods must be self-propelled.